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differently. >>> for all the talk of scandal at the highest levels of u.s. command these days let's remember there are 68,000 men and women serving in afghanistan tonight. and every day for 11 years they and thousand before them have done us proud, more than 2,000,02,000 laying down their lives for us. jake tapper remembers. on the day jake's son was born, our white house correspondent heard the story of other american sons at one far out post and a terrible battle. jake set out on a three-year quest to bring us their story from the northwest reaches of afghanistan. >> what's up, dude? >> not a thing. >> reporter: for years the troops at combat outpost keating feared they were sitting ducks. located at the bottom of three steep mountains 14 miles from the pakistan border. and when the taliban attack finally did happen in october 2009, seen here in this terrifying video posted months later, the 53 u.s. troops there were horribly outnumbered by 400 enemy fighters. >> well were alone, isolated. air support was too far away. that location was indefensible. >> reporter: why was the doomed outpost
, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight now shines on the u.s. top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case have been quiet. in a 911 call, jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i'm an honorary counsel general. they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you
predicts u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in five years all but self-sufficient in energy in 20 years, major reason increased production of shale oil we are doing better with keeping up with mortgage payments. percentage of those two months or more behind is now the lowest in more than three years. top british journal says no evidence tamiflu works. dozens of governments around the world stopped it in case there's another global flu outbreak world health organization is convinced it works the journal >>> beautiful picture from the sutro tower. high clouds and sun warmer weather on the way. >>> chevron has found a way to get around costly clean air requirements. the plant was damaged in august by a fire that sent a black cloud into the air several thousand sought medical attention. chevron has told the air quality management district it intends to repair not replace the damaged unit that means they will not be required to install new equipment chevron says it will voluntarily reduce its emissions with >>> people looking for a job may find help at a job fair in concord today spons
on a remote u.s. military base, combat outpost keating. >> i have ben on three deployments i have never seen that large of a force attacking one standing position. >> reporter: just 53 americans fought valiantly against up to 400 taliban insurgents. shown here on this terrifying video posted months later. and as i held my son, i learned of eight other sons taken from us that day in what was the deadliest day for the u.s. in afghanistan that year. over the next two years i tracked down the stories of the eight men lost that day. kevin thompson, josh kirk, michael scusa, justin gallegos, chris griffin, josh hardt, vernon martin, and stephen mace. i wondered why they were stationed at the doomed outpost at the bottom of three mountains near the pakistan border. >> it was a very, very bad place. it was unfightable. we did what we could to fight as a result of where we were at made it very difficult for us to fight. >> reporter: it turns out a pentagon investigation later concluded by mid 2009 there was no tactical or strategic value to the outpost the by then so many paid the ultimate price, inc
and methods used by consumer report. u.s. department of agriculture issued a statement saying pork is safe and that all come pans are in compliance. consumer reports stood by their findings. but it's not that hard to make pork safe. make sure you cook it thoroughly. you want to cook whole pork through to 145 degrees. use a meat thermometer. ground pork to 160 degrees. use separate cutting boards for raw meat and fresh produce and always wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> and get the lysol out and sanitize everything. >> bon appetit, everybody. the twisted part is they use the antibiotics in animals to keep the animals safe, but then because the use is so widespread, resistant forms then grow and we get stories like this. so kind of this weird, weird kind of catch-22 about our food industry. >> and a good tip to use a separate cutting board. >> makes a lot of sense. >> for your meat and produce. do that. i need to cook first. >> sausage for breakfast. >> frozen sausage. precooked meat. >> there you go. >> doesn't apply to bacon, ap
to be expan expanding. pentagon confirmed late tonight that the u.s. commander in afghanistan john allen is also under investigation. good evening everyone. >> we start with that breaking news tonight. the petraeus sex scandal now involves the current top general in afghanistan. secretary of defenseley on panetta ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have
. the international energy agency predicts the u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in 5 years and will be all but self-sufficient in 20 years. all of it largely because the big increase in shale oil. the agency is predicting natural gas will become the largest single fuel in the u.s. >>> a new report says that we are doing better at keeping up with our mortgage payments. the percentage of mortgage holders two months or more behind on their payments is now the lowest that it's been in three years. that's because the housing market is improving. and low interest rates are making it easier to refinance. >>> the effectiveness of a top flu treatment is now being questioned. a top british medical journal says there is no evidence showing that tamiflu really stops influenza. dozens of governments around the world stock tamiflu in case there's another global flu outbreak. the world health organization says it is convinced that tamiflu does work. but british researchers say they want to see more data. >>> a new pepsi flavor in japan does diet soda one better. it contains dextrin that a fiber that supp
. a new report claims the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-independent by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for that deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 docked 25 points, placed on probation, for slamming clint bowyer into the wall but he did in fact avoid suspension. >>> and finally, could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancem
. now the fbi is investigating e-mails sent between jill kelley and the top u.s. command her in afghanistan general john allen. 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails. they are described at this point as potentially inappropriate. secretary of defense panetta says, allen right now will keep his job in afghanistan but his next career move is uncertain. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime, the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold, until the relevant facts are determined. >> reporter: nomination he is referring to is for commander of nato forces in europe. allen's confirmation hearing was scheduled for thursday. that has been postponed. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina, you see them coming and going with box. they won't say what they found. broadwell and her family have gone into hiding. also, the fbi agent in florida who jill kelley initial went to with the threatening e-mails from broadwell, he's been taken off the case. he's accused of sending shirtle
with the general. >> reporter: as the home of the u.s. central command and the special operations command, access to the macdill air force base in tampa is closely guarded, but 37-year-old tampa socialite jill kelley, with no official military ties has had easy access over the years to the country's most powerful general stationed there. >> jill is known as a gracious hostess, a vivacious individual. >> reporter: this picture was taken two years ago at a party at the kelley home showing jill's twin sister, natalie, general petraeus, jill's husband scott, jill and the general's wife holly. >> there was no question they were friends and no reason why they wouldn't be friends. >> reporter: but kelley, who spent the day at her home in tampa, and her twin sister are also known by some detractors as name droppers and social climbers, who once appeared on a reality tv cooking program. as jill kelley stared out the window of her home today, a television program about the "peyton place"-like petraeus sex scandal could be seen in the background. >> let me assure you, tampa bay is the farthest thing you can
the affair, paula broad well, that scandal now includes the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. under investigation for potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, another woman at the center of the scandal. allen denies any wrongdoing. and a u.s. official said 95% of the e-mails in question are routine and harmless, but some are characterized as friendly and flirtatious. >> until somebody proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: for now allen will remain in his job. >> the president thinks very high leap of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> reporter: but his nomination to be nato's supreme allied commander in europe's on hold. an official told abc news the fbi uncovered hundred if not thousands of e-mails between david petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell, many of them salacious in nature. earlier this summer jill kelley received anonymous threatening e-mails the fbi traced to broadwell's computer. there they discovered evidence of her affair with petraeus. gene
tomorrow on capitol hill behind closed doors about the taken to u.s. consulate in libya. that, despite the ongoing sex scandal that forced him to resign last week. his mistress is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including cass classified material at her home, this, in possible violation of federal law. >>> the top commander in afghanistan, john allen, is also under investigation. he's accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. officials say most e-mails show no evidence of any sexual relationship. the president is expected to answer questions about the scandal this afternoon. we'll carry his news conference live here on abc at 1:30. >>> congresswoman nancy pelosi announced she's not retiring. she will stay on as my or not speaker. >>> meanwhile, the woman at the center of an eye-opening smalltown swindle is expected to change her plea to guilty today. prosecutors say that rita crundwell, a prominent horse breeder, stole some $53 million from the taxpayers of dixon, illinois, while she was city treasurer ther
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